Students have long requested more formal opportunities to focus on both the analytics and the business of sports while at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative introduces students to the industry through:
Supporting student-run sports business focused clubs at the MBA and undergraduate levels
Sponsoring sports-specific conferences, speakers, career panels, receptions and forums to raise exposure to leaders and key topics in the sports business industry
Facilitating recruiting efforts in this highly competitive industry by working hand-in-hand with career services, companies and alumni
Welcoming executives and high-level sports industry administrators either as guest lecturers or for stand-alone events
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
Undergraduate and MBA students can join their respective clubs to further explore the sports industry.
SPORTS ANALYTICS SEMINARS
Students can join to discuss and collaborate on cutting-edge sports analytics research projects.
Wharton Analytics Fellows is a highly selective fellowship program that allows motivated students to put their analytics skills to the test in the real world.
Career Services helps Undergraduate and MBA students meet their professional goals.
Research projects in sports analytics allow our students to advance their understanding of statistics, dive into interesting datasets, and solve real business problems.
A unique opportunity for students to learn about sports business and sharpen analytical mindset.
Sports Business Academy
The Sports Business Academy examines various academic disciplines as they apply to the sports industry with an overview of the business and legal aspects of various intercollegiate, Olympic, and professional sports enterprises. Students ultimately gain insight into the leadership, management, and increasingly global nature of the sports business. Through academic lectures, guest speakers, and engaging activities, WSBA students have the opportunity to test their potential as future sports business leaders. Registration open through May 31, 2023.
Moneyball Academy: Training Camp FLEX is a three week, online introduction to statistics and coding. By the end of the program, students will better understand sports analyses in articles they may read, and will create their own sports analysis project.
Program dates: Coming soon
Wharton Moneyball Academy: Training Camp is a one-week program that broadly introduces students to statistics through a sports lens & welcomes high school sophomores, juniors, & seniors intrigued by statistics.
Session 1: June 26 – June 30, 2023
Session 2: July 24 – July 28, 2023
Wharton Moneyball Academy is a three-week summer program that provides an opportunity for rising high school juniors and seniors to study data analysis and sports analytics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Program dates: July 9 — July 29, 2023
Sports Business Academy examines various academic disciplines as they apply to the sports industry with an overview of the business and legal aspects of various intercollegiate, Olympic, and professional sports enterprises.
Program dates: July 10 – July 28, 2023
It’s a numbers game: Penn students detail their analytics internships in the NFL
Wharton students Zach Drapkin (W’22) and Sarah Hu (W’23), Wharton Undergraduate Sports Business Club (USBC) Board Members, share their “once-in-a-lifetime experiences” interning for their favorite NFL teams.
Penn Students Win Syracuse Sport Analytics 2022 Football Analytics Blitz
Penn students Zach Bradlow (Penn ’22), Zach Drapkin (W’22), Sarah Hu (W’23), and Ezra Troy crowned 2022 Football Analytics Blitz champs!
Student Spotlight: The Penn Sports Analytics Group Join Penn Basketball Coach on CBS Sports Network “Beyond The Box Score”
Undergraduate students from the Penn Sports Analytics Group joined via Zoom to provide analytics support for the CBS Sports Network’s broadcast of the BYU-Loyola Marymount NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball game.